Charles Lapicque

1898 · France

Artist biography

Charles Lapicque is an established contemporary artist, who originates from France. Charles Lapicque was born in 1898. Artists André Breton, André Masson, Brassaï and Marcel Duchamp are of the same generation and same country as Charles Lapicque.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Charles Lapicque's work, which are Françoise Livinec and Galerie Louis Carré & Cie in Paris, France. Charles Lapicque most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France (17 December 2019 until 31 January 2020) with the exhibition GUERRE(S).

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant country in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amidst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Lapicque

Charles Lapicque was born in 1898 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring different ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Charles Lapicque

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